Changing documentation is an important factor for transgender individuals. There are many documents to consider. One of the first documents transgender individual will want to consider after a legal name change will be to have their birth certificate amended. The laws for amending birth certificates is controlled at the state level. All states except for three (Tennessee, Ohio, and Idaho) will allow transgender individual to also have their gender marker changed on their birth certificates. The procedure is different in each state and it is important to have all of your documentation prepared ahead of time to save yourself time and frustration of working through this process. The following article provides state by state guidelines for changing your birth certificate sex designation.
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